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My Childhood Captured on a Single Page

Regular readers of the site are probably aware of the fantastic illustrative work of Tina Garceau. If not, you can head over to this page for a heaping helping of her incredible work. I’ll wait. Are you back? Good! As … Continue reading

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Boxerbear at 4th and Bainbridge

Here’s another fine example of the urban phenomena I call Truck Mascots. This fellow was adorning a commercial garbage truck making a pickup around 4th and Bainbridge.

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Your Very Own Vampire Bat

He’s BIG! He’s FEARSOME! But best of all — he’s fun?

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It Came From the Save-A-Lot

Here’s another example of that urban phenomena known as Truck Mascots. Truck Mascots are usually discarded toys or stuffed animals that truckers rescue from a sad and sorry fate in a landfill and lash them to the grill of their … Continue reading

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The Scrapmobile

At the parking lot on 13th Street and Washington Avenue.

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Bond, James Bond

  I was shopping in my neighborhood on Saturday morning when I came upon a man selling second hand items at a table. Baseball cards in foil packets, DVDs, cookie tins – nothing I was particularly interested in. However, at … Continue reading

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What I Miss About Comics…Toy Tie-Ins

Back in the early to mid-70s, the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle was the hottest toy in the country. Manufacturers couldn’t keep with with demand. It was on my younger brother’s Christmas list, and he had to make due with the … Continue reading

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Giant Robo, Mega-PUNCH!

Just because.

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What I Miss About Comics Roman Legions for $1.98

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Plastic Spaceman Head

This was an old astronaut toy that predated the Apollo missions probably belonged to my older brother John. Brian Bubonic and I used him as the evil Cosmonaut that would fight Major Matt Mason.

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